When you are approaching retirement or are retired, it’s natural to think about where you want to live – do you stay in your current home and continue to maintain it and the yard or is it time to consider other options by moving to a smaller home like a condominium, a 55+ community, in with a relative or a senior living community such as a CCRC.
There are many senior living communities, but all don’t offer the same services or level of care. Some may be geared toward independent living seniors, others may only provide assisted living care and others may provide specialized skilled nursing care that includes long-term and memory support care.
Continuing care retirement communities offer all levels of senior living care, including:
Rehabilitation care may also be offered by a community in its health care center. As part of our Health Care Center, our award-winning rehabilitation services include physical, occupational and speech therapy and aquatic therapy.
Transitioning to a greater level of care is made easier when living in a CCRC because all levels of senior living care are provided in one community. You can remain in the community you call home without having to uproot yourself and your belongings to move to another community that provides the care you need.
Ease of access to quality health care is an important issue to consider when thinking about whether you remain in your current home or move elsewhere. You may be healthy and active now, but health care is the largest and most unpredictable expense you will likely face. Taking the long view and planning for provisions will help you maintain your independent lifestyle as long as possible.
Now that you are familiar with CCRC’s, learn about the types of contracts at CCRC’s at Types of CCRC contracts: Which is right for you?